Farewell Post: Lily Henkel

(Editor’s Note: Lily Henkel has been our social media manager for nearly two years and is leaving us to take a job for a PR firm in New York City. We’re obviously excited for her and this new opportunity, even though we’re sulking a bit and will miss her very much.)

As Sandi never fails to mention, it all started my Junior year at FSU when I talked too much in her PR Writing class. She called me out, we had a laugh, and not long after that I started at Bulldog Strategy Group as an intern. I was hooked from the beginning; the clients are so much fun to work with, my coworkers are amazing and I have always been included in meetings and events. Even from day one I had the opportunity to take on whatever projects I was interested in, and as a result I now have a diverse portfolio and variety of skills to put on my resume. Working at BSG has easily been one of my most impactful college experiences, and the friends I have made here will last a lifetime.

One of my favorite memories at BSG was when we moved in to our new office location. The whole team got together to measure, paint and plan the layout of our new space. We ordered pizza, played some music, and it was so much fun despite working so hard. It was this move-in day that I really started feeling close with all my coworkers — nothing brings people together better than spending a few hours in a room together working toward the same goal.

Since that move-in day, the BSG team has truly been a work family. From projects to event coordination and even slip-n-slide parties and drinks in pineapples, my BSG family will always be one of my favorite college memories and an experience that I draw from for years to come.